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Victorian ice well to be home for detector-inspired art
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For more about the Superposition project and progress towards the finished artwork, visit the blog at www.physics.org/superposition
Lyndall Phelps is an installation artist whose work is often site/context specific and strongly process based, relying on research and collaboration with a range of individuals and organisations, whose interest reflect her own.
She is drawn to an eclectic mix of subjects including history, flora, fauna, the military, flight horticulture and architecture. Even though many of these are strongly embedded in the scientific, she aims to uncover the highly personal and emotive within their academic framework.
Recent solo exhibitions include Softkill at University of Hertfordshire Galleries; Touch at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum; The Pigeon Archive at Milton Keynes Gallery and knit one purl one at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London. She has created public art commissions for Arts Co, London; the Elliott Chappell Health Centre, Hull; King’s Lynn, Norfolk; the Great Eastern Hotel, London; the University of Hertfordshire and the Wilberforce Heath Centre, Hull.
Lyndall has undertaken residences at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Natural History Museum, London and Tring; and Barrington Court, Somerset. Her work is represented in Arts Council England, East’s Art Collection, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum’s Medicate Collection and the University of Hertfordshire Art Collection.
Lyndall is represented by Gina Agnew, London.
You can find out more about Lyndall on her website, www.lyndallphelps.com
Ben is a research associate at Queen Mary, University of London working on the international T2K experiment. He is interested in taking nature apart and stripping it down to its indivisible components, the fundamental particles, to figure out how our Universe today was created and what it is made from.
He was awarded the IOP Physics Communications Group’s 2012 Physics Communicators Award and the IOP’s High Energy Particle Physics Group’s 2012 Science in Society Award. These outreach prizes were for a wide range for projects engaging a wide range of audience; from school students with LEGO Physics through to adults and art enthusiasts with Jiggling Atoms and Super-K Sonic Booooum!
As part of the T2K experiment on which he works, he has a management role in the experiment’s computing and data distribution, while also using various statistical techniques to develop new analysis methods for squeezing more physics out of the experiment’s data.
You can find out more about Ben on his website - http://pprc.qmul.ac.uk/~still/wordpress/
The London Canal Museum
The London Canal Museum's main story is that of the waterways, but one unusual canal cargo - imported Norwegian ice - features strongly. The building is a uniquely preserved Victorian ice warehouse and two huge brick ice wells survive underground. The fascinating story of the ice trade that once kept London's food cool is the museum's second theme. Find out more about The London Canal Museum here - http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/